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EA Sports 'Ignite' engine not powering FIFA 14 for PC

Plus, next-gen engine debut trailer was pre-rendered, confirms EA

EA Sports's next-generation game engine 'Ignite' is for Xbox One and PS4 titles, and will not be used to power its latest football sim, FIFA 14, on PC.


So said EA Sports Global Communications Manager Steve Frost to Joystiq, following the Engine's unveiling at Microsoft's Xbox One reveal event on Tuesday.

"Ignite will be the engine that drives our sports games on PS4 and Xbox One. It will not be used for FIFA 14 on PC," said Frost.

No reason was given as to why the new engine won't be used for the PC version, nor was it clarified if this policy will apply to other PC titles in EA's sports range.

While it went unspecified, one can only assume this means that FIFA 14 on PC will run on the same back-end tech as the current-gen Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.

Frost, along with fellow EA rep Brad Hilderbrand, also confirmed that Tuesday's 'Ignite' reveal trailer was created using pre-rendered footage, but that it's "representative" of the quality expected from the real games.

"The video uses assets pulled directly from the in-game engines, and was rendered to create this first look multi-product trailer," said Frost. "It's representative of where we expect our games will be when they launch."

Hilderbrand further clarified, "Given the timing and planning required for the Xbox One reveal event the EA Sports Ignite video was developed in a pre-rendered video format. We'll be showing off the game using in-game assets at E3."